1962 Lotus Elite S2
Sale price: £69,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 03.08.2015
Car location: Tunbridge Wells, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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1962 Lotus Elite S2 for sale
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This is a stunning example of one if the greatest GT cars of the Sixties. It is a UK Supplied RHD 1962 Lotus Elite S2 finished in Metallic Maroon with Silver Roof and a Black Interior. This car has been comprehensively restored and is in a beautiful condition. It is not a 100 point Concours car but could be quite easily. It is Taxed and MOT'd and ready for the summer.
With the Lotus 14 of 1959 - better known as the Elite - Colin Chapman demonstrated that his skills as a racing car designer and constructor could just as easily be applied to production road cars.
Just as innovative as Lotus's outright competition cars. the Elite featured a fiberglass monocoque body tub. independent suspension all round (based on that of Lotus' racing monopostos) and four-wheel disc brakes. the rears mounted inboard. Its engine was the four-cylinder Coventry-Climax FWE. a single-overhead-cam unit of 1. 16cc producing 75bhp initially. while the gearbox. an MGA unit fitted with an alloy casing and modified bellhousing. was sourced from BMC.
The classically-styled body - the work of stylists Peter Kirwan-Taylor. John Frayling. and aerodynamicist Frank Costin - possessed an admirably low coefficient of drag. though it made few concessions for comfort or noise suppression. That is not likely to have bothered the Elite's customers. for whom its 112mph top speed and superlative handling were of far greater importance than creature comforts. Indeed. so successful was the Elite on the racetrack that the car dominated its class well into the 1960s. Noteworthy achievements include five class victories at Le Mans and two wins in the prestigious 'Index of Thermal Performance'. ear. respectively.
Our car has a huge history going back decades. is in the best colour I have seen on an Elite and is ready for daily use. It is a stunning example. Extensively restored over several years resulting in one of the nicest Climax engined Elites you are likely to find. She drives superbly having had virtually all running components renewed or restored during this time. There is an extensive file relating to work done with bills totalling over £35. 00. Fitted with twin Webers and a MG Gearbox. you will struggle to find a better one. The car is genuinely "on the button" and ready to view.
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